Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Kid Kart

I am attaching some pictures of the Kid Kart, but this is just one of it's faces. This is the main seat hooked onto the regular base. The base rolls on four wheels and has brakes. Its mainly for house use for us. There is also a tray and an oxygen tank holder that hooks on the side, but isn't on in the picture. The tray has already come in so handy and is allowing her to play with toys and see them on her own. She hasn't been holding up toys on her own much, so this is allowing her to see things right in front of her face and the head rest makes sure of that.

The stroller base is currently in the trunk of the car. I ventured out this afternoon with very little practice with the whole system, but we made it just fine. Its a true blessing to us. I am getting ready to cook and wash dishes and Livi is sleeping in the chair, so I can just roll her and her oxygen, and her feeding pump in all together to the kitchen so I can keep an eye on her, allowing her to sleep through the whole thing.

It is also bringing up other things to think about, like do we want to build a wheelchair ramp on the side porch of the house that goes into the living room or no? Not for right now, but maybe in a few months we will, or if she learns to walk but needs a walker or another device for a while then should we build the ramp? All things we are considering for later days. One of our wonderful friends already volunteered to help us build one (he has the know-how and the tools).

Also, Brian in particular is having to deal with the emotion of people knowing that Livi has special needs before we even meet them. It is difficult to explain except that while you are so proud of your child you want to protect them from the thoughts, looks, and words of others. At the same time, it is a time to teach others about every person being different and individual--especially kids.

For the moment, at least for me, the new system is a wonderful way for my life to be easier and for Livi's life to be more productive and educational. I feel that she is beginning to discover new things already.


  1. Wow, Livi girl! What a set up! You are really cool now. See you tomorrow - love, Grandma

  2. She looks so grown up in her big chair! What a blessing that will be for all of you!